Robinson McClellan ~ composer
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THE WOMAN TURNS HERSELF INTO A FISH (2004)
for female vocal trio or three-part choir (SSA, TTB)
Text by Eavan Boland
Premiere: November 15th, 2005 at 6pm at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, NYC as part of a Trio Eos concert.
Received honorable mention in the 2005 ASCAP Foundation/Morton Gould Young Composers Awards. A recording appeared in the 2005 issue of Palimpsest, a Yale arts magazine.
November 2013 performance at Tufts U. by members of C4
When I was looking for a text for this piece, Kate Mulvihill (one of the sopranos in the trio) suggested the Irish poet Eavan Boland. After reading through a lot of her work (great stuff by the way), I came across this poem and looked no further.
The Woman Turns Herself into a Fish
of the rump.
brow the eyes
of new freedoms,
a chill pull,
- Eavan Boland
Copyright 1982 by Eavan Boland